Dogsledding in the polar night

with Greendog Svalbard

A polarnight dog trip where the means of transport is dependent on snow conditions! You get to experience the wonderful Svalbard nature one way or the other!

In November, the polar night enters the archipelago and that creates fantastic opportunities to see the northern lights. Some years winter comes early, and we can go out with the dog sleds from November, other years we have to wait until Christmas, before we have good sledding conditions. Regardless the amount of snow, we go out every day, so we have made a dog sledding trip in the polar night, where the means of transport depends on the weather and snow conditions.

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Per personNOK1,490.00 
Also available as:
Children under 13 yearsNOK745.00 

 

Facts

Difficulty: 2 of 5 – For most

START TIMES FOR THE TOUR:
Monday-Sunday – 09.00
Monday-Sunday – 15.00

Minimum participants: 1 persons

Age limit: 6 years

 
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The polar night from November to January is a spectacular time for aurora borealis observations. You can see the northern lights at any time of the day and going on a northern lights hunt with polar dogs is a fantastic experience. We will pick you up at your hotel in Longyearbyen and take you to the kennel, 12 kilometres out in the wilderness. Here we provide you with warm clothes  (suit, boots, hat, gloves and buff), and you will be introduced to meet our furry friends. The guide will give you a throughout introduction to dog sledding and everybody will help harnessing the dogs. We go in pairs and in front, the guide will be driving with 2 guests.

If there is enough snow, we go by sledge into Bolterdalen. If theres lack of snow, the trip goes by dog ​​cart in Adventdalen. Out in the valley, there is less light pollution than in Longyearbyen and the chances of seeing the northern lights are greater. And regardless of the amount of northern lights, the polar dogs will be grateful as always, to go out in the wilderness. After the trip, we return to the kennel, to enjoy hot drinks and biscuits in our heated log cabin. We also get to greet and cuddle with the last litter of puppies

Depending on weather conditions, the dogtrip can last from 1-1,5 hours.

From 1/12 you can join us twice daily on dogsledge on our “Northernlights safari”.

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By car we go 12 km out of town, through Adventdalen, to our kennel in Bolterdalen.

 
  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • We provide you with suit,boots,mittens,hat and neck gaiter. Goggles if needed. We strongly recommend that you wear a woolen inner layer, a mid layer of fleece/wool or knitted, thick wool socks and handwarmers ( can be bought many places in Longyearbyen).
  • Coffee/hot chocolate & bisquits ..and maybe a brandy!
  • A visit in the puppycage, after the tour
  • We provide you with suit,boots,mittens,hat and neck gaiter. Goggles if needed. We strongly recommend that you wear a woolen inner layer, a mid layer of fleece/wool or knitted, thick wool socks and handwarmers ( can be bought many places in Longyearbyen).
  • Children minimum age is 6 years. If younger children, please contact us.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • We go in pairs – and 2 guests are sitting on the guide sled.
  • We recommend that you bring: Warm inner layer, preferably wool/fleece, waterbottle.
  • Our guides are all very professional and passionated in their work with the dogs. They are certified and participate in the yearly SGO (Svalbard Guide Course).
  • On all trips, at all times an experienced and armed guide will be around to protect you from polar bears. At Green Dog safety is our number one priority.

Svalbard has a common grading system so you will find the trip that suits you. Highlighted number is graded for this trip:

1 – Suitable for all

2 – Suitable for most

3 – Average physical fitness

4 – Above average physical fitness

5 – Demands exceptional physical fitness

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